There are numerous reasons why you should spay or neuter your pet. One of the main reasons is to extend the life of your pet. Cancer is higher in numbers in pets who are not spayed or neutered. By spaying or neutering, you have dropped the chance of your pet having testicular cancer, mammary gland cancer, or prostate cancer. For females, pyometra (a deadly infection of the uterus) is higher in intact females.
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Over 10 million dogs and cats in the United States alone are being put to death by euthanasia each year in animal shelters because there are no homes for them.
For more information regarding our general anesthesia, please check out our General Surgery page.
A doctors exam is required before booking an appointment for your pet’s surgery. At this time we will discuss the process that is specific to your pet, the estimate of costs and try to get any per-operative blood work done.
Each of our doctors have a specific day of the week that is their surgery day. They spend that full day only focusing on the surgical pets.
For our spay and neuters, our doctors will use internal, disolvable suture and skin glue on the exterior of the incision site. We do use the therapy laser on the incision site for every pet to help with pain and inflammation after waking up from anesthesia.
You’re pet will go home with an e-collar (the cone of shame) and we highly recommend that you leave it on until the 2 week courtesy recheck appointment. This is for the safety of your pet. You can take it off while he/she eats and only if you keep a close eye on him/her. At night is the most crucial time to leave the cone on.
At this time, we highly recommend microchipping your pet. The needle is bigger than a standard vaccine needle, so we prefer to give the implant while the pet is sedated.